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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by UserABC2021, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I worked, for a while, running aid convoys into refugee camps in South Sudan during their war for independence from Khartoum. You see the people on the TV - but when you get to talk to them, they are just the same as you or me - jobs, lives, family and then one day - nothing. And then the Ilyushin bombers are sent over and another camp has to be re-built.
     
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  2. dogslife

    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all. A fbs of 9.8 today! At least the sun is shining and the sky is blue. :happy: After two days at large in my garden armed with secateurs it finally looks neat and cared for again. Managed to fit in a couple of local walks too. Enjoy the good weather folks but stay safe too.:)
     
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  3. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Forgot to post 5.5'this morning. Lazy day today. Still misty but should be sunny for our dog walk this afternoon.
     
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  4. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Beautiful photo @BRSBRI
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Those books are gorgeous @Muddy Cyclist
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    I am trying to remember @SlimLizzy
    It was a yellow flat cardboard box, smallish, with black writing on it. But I cannot remember what it was.
    I will play that over in my mind today, me coming in from the car with that...and see if my brain tells me what I did...
     
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  7. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Must have been terrible to see such suffering, all can change in the blink of an eye and then desperation. It's easy to forget that for most people in the world their wishes are the same as most of humanity, nourishment, warmth safety for family and friends and a little happiness.
     
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  8. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen. Here in Tilehurst Towers me and me's have managed to catch on some of the posts from yesterday ( whoops a song is now rattling around my head...yesterday when all my troubles seemed so far etc etc etc ).

    A 5.1 on the meter of misbehaving and naughtiness, time to get the steam driven electric sliderule out, backed up with teabag reading to calculate insulin dosage.

    Today a full and frank discussion has taken place with regard to today's tasks and me and me's know where we stand......up to knees in brambles.

    @BRSBRI , love the phrase covidiots .

    Well fellow posters, painters and gamers have a great day, stay safe and stay away from crowds who are making most of the weather......covidiots.
     
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  9. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Good morning all. My fbg was 4.7 at 6.27 according to Swipey. I have no idea how I'm supposed to feel about that. Everything seems to be being bowled into the corridor of uncertainty lately. Front foot, back foot, leave? The manual is written in Sanskrit and there is no translator for the coach. However, boy does the coach drone on and all the others nod sagaciously. Everyone seems to be enjoying the sunshine and their gardens for which I am genuinely happy on your behalf. I missed that memo. A well cut lawn, a shed, a few raised veggie beds, fruit trees and above all sturdy fences is my ideal. Enjoy the day folks I'm off back into the wilderness. Far less cognitive dissonance there.
     
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  10. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Thank you @SlimLizzy
    That worked...
    [​IMG]

    Where were they?
    Well I went through the motions of putting the keys on the table, and then putting the yellow box away.
    Came back to the table.
    Picked up the imaginary keys that were on the table, and my hand automatically went to put them in my jacket pocket (as if I were going out), because I hadn't yet taken that outdoors jacket off. And I went and hung the jacket up. So I looked in the right jacket pocket and there they were.

    I recall I was thinking of a dozen things at once at that moment, and I can still remember them all!!!

    Okay...Popeye needs a treat now...

    Did you manage a video of your cat?
     
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  11. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    For @Muddy Cyclist , @gennepher and anyone else missing out on beaches, a couple of images from my morning walk today. Please note, the two people exercising in the sea in the last photo are not mermaids.


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  12. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant news that you found your keys thanks to @SlimLizzy
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    It was!!!!
     
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  15. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You are a man of compassion - that must've been quite harrowing. Daughter#1 in final year of medical school has a hankering to do a tour with Medecins sans Frontieres, so she has the same genes as your good [email protected]

    Hat off again!
     
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  16. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Well done. Fed up or not they were great to sea :)
     
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    There's is a hardy pair there laying down in the water waiting for the waves.
    The North Sea was always too cold in summer for me.

    The Vet who brings our food from Lidl on Thursdays is very fit, she wild swims in Derwentwater from Spring to Autumn for six months.They all swim out from the boats near the Theatre by the Lake, round two islands and back every time, she reckons its three kilometres and there are c.25 of them swimming.
    They then eat fish and chips from the shop up from the Moot Hall.
    I can speak from personal experience, the
    fish and chips are very good and I can smell them now in my head.
    D.
     
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  18. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I can see their route from the top of Cat Bells and then walk round and eat fish and chips :). What a hardy lot - and yes, them must be very fit. I can remember my Outward Bound Course at Ullswater - having to jump into the lake every morning an practicing canoe drills - blooming cold those lakes. Oh! Now I need fish and chips - is it The Old Keswickian?
     
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  19. BRSBRI

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    The end of an era at the house of BRS...

    The old jalopy has gone. I know and has been pointed out by Mrs BRS it's only a piece of metal on 4 wheels. But it's the history - you know, taking daughters off to start their life journeys - Glasgow Uni, RAF Cranwell, hammering down the autoroutes to Montpellier, picking up Arthur the poodle...memories. 5 years of them. Tinge of sepia...

    So, a new dawn tomorrow when I become a boy racer after the 4WD era. Baseball cap back to front all ready and a tattoo transfer for my forearms...;)

    @muddycyclist on another note: the guy I bought the sandwich for yesterday, a homeless soul - has been found a shelter place and is at least safe for now as they wrap support around him - a fluke I'd say knowing what I know about the pressures on the system. Off the street - I hope permanently.

    Happy Sunday all.... :)
     
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    I received a text today to offer me the coronavirus vaccination not tomorrow but Tuesday am with a choice of times despite not being over 60...actually I'm 9 years younger than that ...and there are reports SW England is now vaccinating over 50s...

    I will of course take the jab and report back any side effects afterwards here...

    After an on the hoof lunch of almonds and a Greek yoghurt, my bloods popped back at 5.9...I thought they'd be lower...T2D is a real mystery ...sigh....

    Dinner tonight is homemade burgers on the BBQ, no buns, side salad and roasted asparagus. I might be a devil and chuck some cheddar cheese on them ;)
     
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